The highlight of the March events calendar is a guest artist recital featuring a collaboration between Associate Professor of Music Christopher Durrenberger and the acclaimed Albers Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Weaver Chapel. Co-sponsored by the Faculty Development Board, Women's Studies Department, the Athletics Department, the Office of the Provost and the Music Department, the concert includes pieces by Beethoven, Hindemith and Mozart.
According to the group's Web site, "the Albers Trio is dedicated to fresh and innovative programming and is deeply committed to expanding and developing audiences for classical music worldwide." Natives of Boulder, Colo., the Albers sisters have gone on to great accomplishments individually and together, performing at such noted venues as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, National Theatre in Taipei, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall. Their performances have also been seen and heard on Live from Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Honors, Japan's NHK, Washington D.C.'s Voice of America, and Bavarian Radio.
Laura Albers is a violinist who serves as associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera. She has degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, and she also performs in the bay area with the Broderick Ensemble and the Empyrean Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City and Sarasota Opera in Florida.
Rebecca Albers plays the viola. A resident of Ann Arbor, Mich. who earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Juilliard School, Rebecca is a member of the Phoenix Quartet, is a touring member of the Appalachia Waltz Trio and teaches in the Juilliard pre-college. She has performed across the United States, France and Switzerland with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Richard Goode and members of the Juilliard, St. Lawrence and Guarneri String Quartets.
Julie Albers is a cellist who studied at The Cleveland Institute of Music and made her major orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Cleveland Orchestra. She has performed in recital and with orchestras in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and the U.S., including orchestras in Indianapolis, Seattle, Colorado, Syracuse, San Antonio, Dayton and San Diego. Currently in the middle of a three-year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, Julie released her solo debut recording in 2005.
Andrea Migliozzi, class of 2009 from Gahanna, Ohio, presents her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, in Krieg Hall. She will perform several pieces, including Come unto Him from Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Das Veilchen, Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello, and Ah Non Credea Mirarti from La Sonnambula.
A faculty artist recital by Adjunct Professor of Music Lawrence Pitzer, lute, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in Krieg Hall. The recital will feature lute duos from Elizabethan England performed by "Alegría," a plucked string duo featuring Leslie Arendt and Pitzer (classical guitars/Renaissance lutes).
Rounding things out is a faculty artist recital by Professor of Music Trudy Faber, organ, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in Weaver Chapel. Faber will play pieces by Marco Bossi, Mozart and Bach. Lori Akins, adjunct instructor of music, will provide accompaniment playing the flute. They will perform Sonata in D Major by Ann Valentine, and Faber will also perform The Cat's Fugue by Domenico Scarlatti on the harpsichord.
Written By: Ryan Maurer and Samantha Kimm '11
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